Langhorne Creek is a highly productive area and lies to the east of McLaren Vale on the flood plains of the Bremer and Angas rivers. The flat terrain and access to water for irrigation have made it a target of large-scale operations, but the wines produced, particularly shiraz and cabernet sauvignon, have an endearing softness as well as a depth of flavour. Bleasdale Vineyards (Wellington Rd, Langhorne Creek, (08) 8537 3001) dates back to 1850 and its wines are the classic Langhorne Creek label sold at reasonable prices. Zonte’s Footstep (Strathalbyn Rd, Langhorne Creek, (08) 8537 3334) also has good, value-for-money wines. Other wineries to visit include Lake Breeze Wines (Step Rd, Langhorne Creek, (08) 8537 3017) and Temple Bruer (Strathalbyn–Milang Rd, Strathalbyn, (08) 8431 0911), which is certified organic.